August 5-11, 2018

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 Sunday, 8/5
 Monday, 8/6
 Tuesday, 8/7
 Wednesday, 8/8
 Thursday, 8/9
 Friday, 8/10
 Saturday, 8/11
Barrel Cruise: Sour Beer & Education Tour *SOLD OUT*

E9 BREWING
City Championship Air Guitar Contest

HARMON TAP ROOM

7 Seas IPA Night featuring Willie Mayes Haze, 2 Ways

THE REDHOT

Collab Release w/Grit City Magazine + Beer Swag Silent Auction

NARROWS BREWING
Structures Brewing Tap Takeover

EDISON CITY ALEHOUSE
Alesmith Speedway Stout Night

THE COPPER DOOR
Brew Five Three
Beer &
Music Fest
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BROADWAY CENTER
TCD Brewmunity Private Party *

THE COPPER DOOR
Task Force Brewing Night

THE COPPER DOOR

3rd Annual Parkway Tavern IPA Invitational

PARKWAY TAVERN
 E9, Cloudburst & Holy Mountain Night

PARKWAY TAVERN
Brothers Cascadia Brewing & Wingman Brewers Collab Launch

THE COPPER DOOR
 Northwest Cider Invitational

PEAKS AND PINTS
 3rd Annual Sour Tummy

EDISON CITY ALE HOUSE
Cans for a Cause Charity Drop off
3-6 AUG

PEAKS AND PINTS
South Sound Craft Crawl Bike Beer Crawl

THE BROKEN SPOKE
 Belching Beaver Night

NORTH END SOCIAL CLUB
Dominos Tournament featuring Ecliptic Brewing

BROKEN SPOKE
 The Hopnificent 7

PEAKS AND PINTS


Drunk Spelling B w/Double Mountain

BROKEN SPOKE

 Session Fest & Barleywood Squares

PARKWAY TAVERN

Cans for a Cause Wrap Party

PEAKS AND PINTS
 Coaster Flip Challenge w/10 Barrel Brewing

BROKEN SPOKE
Narrows Brewing No IPAs Night

THE REDHOT
Build Our Playlist w/Pelican Brewing

BROKEN SPOKE
Aloha Friday

NORTH END SOCIAL CLUB
 Fremont Night

PARKWAY TAVERN

Imperial Days of Dunagan

DUNAGAN BREWING
8-11 AUG

TRH Trucker Hat Release

THE REDHOT

Event Details

FRIDAY, AUG. 3RD-MONDAY, AUG. 6TH


Tacoma Beer Week Cans for a Cause

Peaks and Pints

Tacoma Beer Week begins Sunday, Aug. 5, and what better way to celebrate than by helping others.

With cans.

It may be warm and sunny outside, but people are still starving right in our neighborhoods. Peaks and Pints, Silver City Brewery & Taproom, 7 Seas Brewing Co., Georgetown Brewing and Fremont Brewing host Tacoma Beer Week 2018: Cans For A Cause, a four-day can food drive in support of the The Rescue Mission. Beginning Friday, Aug. 3, Peaks and Pints will host Rescue Mission canned food. Fill the up, people. Then, at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug 3, Cans For A Cause throws on a party hat, takes more can donations and ices up craft beer cans from the aforementioned breweries to crush.

We know what you're thinking: What might be an appropriate canned food for Tacoma Beer Week 2018 Cans For A Cause?

Canned pineapple.

Remember that time you ate the core of a pineapple? It was tough, wasn’t it? And the core has an enzyme caused your tongue to feel stiff and weird. Canned pineapple comes to you coreless.

In all seriousness, food banks have been struggling. Silly as these suggestions may be, they're a start. Rescue Mission need nonperishables that aren't packaged in glass and haven't been opened. Sources of protein and vegetables are always needed. Don't just donate the crap that's been sitting in your cabinets that you won't eat. No one wants your 3-year-old can of pumpkin-pie filling any more than you do. Make sure what you're donating hasn't expired and is something you'd be willing to eat.

TACOMA BEER WEEK 2018: CANS FOR A CAUSE, donate Aug. 3-6, party at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

SUNDAY, AUG. 5TH


Tacoma Beer Week 2018 Barrel Cruise

Kicks off at E9 Brewing, 2 pm

Golden Tickets are SOLD OUT :(

One of the most exciting developments in beer is that sour beers, once neglected like documentaries in a Blockbuster, started popping up at bars everywhere — on tap. In our beer-nerd training days, drinking our first sour beer was a big step that took years to lead up to, in part because they were as expensive as they are shockingly different. Now, you can walk into good bars in Tacoma and find sour-beer converts that only a year ago were chugging Blue Moon. Engine House No. 9, Parkway Tavern and Peaks and Pints will take sour sophistication to the next level when the three Tacoma craft beer houses kick off Tacoma Beer Week 2018 with Barrel Cruise, a sour beer education session and bus tour featuring New Belgium Brewing Company’s Wood Cellar Director Eric Salazar, Firestone Walker’s live-beer program Barrelworks Director Jeffers Richardson and E9 Brewery’s brewer Donovan Stewart on Sunday, Aug. 5.


Kicking off at 2 p.m. inside Engine House No. 9’s upstairs lounge, three of the most prolific sour beer purveyors in the nation — Salazar, Richardson and Stewart — will lecture on the history, brewing procedure, cellaring and drinking of sour beers, forever eliminating “That’s not beer” from beer lexicon and championing the Limburger cheese of beer. At 5 p.m., the 50 Barrel Cruise riders will take their newly acquired sour knowledge and put it to use drinking all the New Belgium barrel sours at Peaks and Pints before boarding the bus again for a 7 p.m. barrel sour session with Firestone Walker at the Parkway. The bus will return to the Engine House at 9 p.m. where riders loaded with new bitchin’ swag, will no doubt leave their “This is like drinking a rind of a grapefruit” T-shirts in the backseat of their Uber on the way home.



The Copper Door Brewmunity Private Party

The Copper Door, 4 pm

Brewmunity memberships available at The Copper Door

We will be closed to the public for our summer Brewmunity party. Join the Brewmunity and come!

MONDAY, AUG. 6TH


City Championship Air Guitar Contest

Harmon Tap Room, 6 pm

Looking for something new for Tacoma Beer Week or just a fun summer event? Come and try your hand at our first ever Air Guitar Championship. Everyone that enters wins a prize. Cash prizes for the Top 3! Prizes for best dressed also! DJ Dollface will be rockin' it between sets!

How does it work? Every contestant gets an inflatable guitar, picks the song of their choice, and rocks it out for just 90 seconds. That's it! Want to come check it out, but don't have the ability to overcome stagefright? Then sign up to be a judge! Even the Harmon Brewery team will be there rockin' it out on stage!


Task Force Brewing Night

The Copper Door, 6 pm

We will be having a tap take over with Task Force Brewing. Come in to taste some beers and talk to the brewers!


South Sound Craft Bike Crawl

Kicks off at Broken Spoke, 6 pm

Get your South Sound Craft Crawl started at The Broken Spoke, then onward toPacific Brewing Co., Dunagan Brewing Co., 7 Seas, and Wingman Brewers!


Fremont Night

Parkway Tavern, 5 pm

Nothing but the best of the best from the folks at Fremont Brewing! We will be pulling some fantastic stuff out of the cellar for this one. Multiple Randalls perhaps? Party starts at 5:00.

TUESDAY, AUG. 7TH


4th Annual Parkway Tavern IPA Invitational

Parkway Tavern, 5:30 pm

Six local IPAs. No labels. You vote. The winner gets the coveted Parkway Cup trophy for a year and their name on the commemorative plaque. Cheers!


TBW Belching Beaver Night

North End Social Club, 6 pm

Belching Beaver will be joining us for Tacoma Beer Week!! Thing something sour, something dark and a few something IPA!!! Come early for some great beer and stay for Open Mic hosted by Kim Archer!


Coaster Flip Challenge w/10 Barrel Brewing

Broken Spoke, 6 pm

Support Tacoma Beer Week at Broken Spoke Tacoma Show off you coaster flipping skills while sipping 10 Barrel Brewing Company super special Allure Sour Ale! Only the coolest shops in Washington get to serve this delicious nectar and Broken Spoke Tacoma has it for you to try! Prizes and swag giveaways if you have what it takes to be the Coaster Flipping Guru.


7 Seas IPA Night featuring Willie Mayes Haze, 2 Ways

The RedHot, 5 pm

As Tacoma Beer Week chugs along, we’re tapping a keg AND A CASK of 7 Seas new Willie Mayes Haze IPA, as well as Never Say Die IPA, & Lifejacket Citrus IPA. Tapping at 5pm!

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8TH


Swig & Swag: Collaboration Release w/Grit City Magazine

Narrows Brewing, 4 pm

This year for our Tacoma Beer Week Event at Narrows we are doing a couple of new and special things. First, we are releasing the Hard Copy IPA, a collaboration with Grit City Magazine. Grit City will be releasing their first hard copy mag and it promises to be fun and informative. Second, we are holding our first annual Swig and Swag, a beer swag silent auction. Swag was generously donated by your local breweries, taprooms, and bottle shops. All money raised at the auction will be donated to the South Sound Care Foundation for Cancer Research. We hope to see you here!


E9, Cloudburst & Holy Mountain Night

Parkway Tavern, 6 pm

It's gonna be a great night. Three great breweries; Engine House No. 9, Cloudburst Brewing and Holy Mountain Brewing are bringing a lot of great beer. Don't miss it!


Dominos Tournament featuring Ecliptic Brewing

Broken Spoke, 6 pm

Support Tacoma Beer Week at Broken Spoke Tacoma! How does throwin' bones and listening to 90's west coast rap sound? Come join us for our first Dominos Tournament while sipping on Ecliptic Brewing Carina Peach Sour. Prizes from Ecliptic to keep you motivated!


Narrows Brewing No IPAs Night

The RedHot, 5 pm

Yes, IPAs are popular. That doesn’t mean other styles aren’t absolutely killer. We’re tapping Big Stick Popsicle (wheat beer with tangerine, cherry and raspberry), Infinity & Beyond Double-Dry Hop Pale, and Freeborn 5 Rice Lager, all made by our pals at Narrows Brewing. Let’s do this. Tapping kegs at 5pm!

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8TH-SATURDAY, AUG. 11th


Imperial Days of Dunagan

Dunagan Brewing, 4 pm

Tacoma beer week is here! Aug 8th- 10th we'll be releasing

*Hibiscus Imperial Ale,
*Serrano Habanero Imp Ale,
*Blackberry & Raspberry Imp Ale.

Locally sourced, hand picked and grown organic ingredients.

We’ll also have our Tallships Red, The Old Curmudgeon Amber , and No Fox Given Citra, Imperials on tap as well! 6 taps, 6 imperials, Sláinte!

Yes, pints of Kraken Irish Stout will still be flow’n!

THURSDAY, AUG. 9TH


Structures Brewing Tap Takeover

Join us for an evening with Structures Brewing! We'll be pouring up 6 taps of Structures beer. Plus a food truck? How could you say no?


Brothers Cascadia Brewing and Wingman Brewers Tacoma Brut IPA w/ Raspberries collaboration beer launch party. We will also be featuring truffles from Tease Chocolates.


The Hopnificent Seven

Peaks and Pints, 6 pm

During last year’s Tacoma Beer Week, Director Mike Bosold staged The Seven, a remake of the classic 1960 Western with an all-star cast of brewery sales executives, a wide-ranging arsenal of hops and some funny lines at Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom and restaurant in the Proctor District. Bosold is back with Tacoma Beer Week 2018: The Seven starring some new faces, a wide-ranging arsenal of hops and some funny lines.

Peaks and Pints was allowed five minutes with Bosold during his pedicure to ask questions. Sure, we walked away a little scared but thrilled top hear sales executives from Breakside Brewery, Fort George Brewery, Pike Brewing, Ecliptic Brewing and Reuben’s Brews will be returning with two new faces: Matchless Brewing and Three Magnets Brewing.

Will Tacoma Beer Week 2018: The Seven return as a western?

“This year’s theme is craft beer,” chuckled Hoyt Smith, sales executive with Fort George Brewery. “Nothing fancy, just great beer and community.”

“Yeehaw!” We mean, “cool."


Build Our Playlist with Pelican Brewing

Broken Spoke, 5 pm

Support Tacoma Beer Week at Broken Spoke Tacoma Do you think you know music better then the Notorious J.O.E. at The Spoke? This is your chance to add your faves to our music line-up. For every Pelican Brewing Company beer you buy, you get to add a song to our playlist. — with Pelican Brewing Company.


TRH Trucker Hat Release

The RedHot, 7 pm

New TRH Trucker Hats are being unleashed, and enjoy half-a-buck off every damn pour in the house from 7pm til close...because who really wants to sit through another game or raffle? See you there!

FRIDAY, AUG. 10TH


Alesmith Speedway Stout Night

The Copper Door, 6 pm

We are having a AleSmith Brewing Company Speedway Stout Night. We will have Mokasida, Kona, Vietnamese Coffee, Hammerhead, Nibs and Beans, Jamaica Blue, and Regular Speedway Stout.


Northwest Cider Invitational

Peaks and Pints, 5 pm

Pacific Northwest cider drinkers are spoiled. Our region is home to some of the best cideries in the world. Peaks and Pints feels it’s time to celebrate of the bounty of trees, bushes and vines from the Pacific Northwest. The bottle shop, taproom restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District will host the Peaks and Pints Pacific Northwest Cider Invitational at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 during the Tacoma Beer Week 2018. Peaks and Pints hopes this event will put the region’s enviable cider culture in conversation for one glorious night.

With close to 20 cideries hand-picked by Peaks and Pints to share space on our Western red cedar tap log, the Peaks and Pints Pacific Northwest Cider Invitational is one of the few opportunities to taste the region’s best cider in the same bottle shop lodge. Expect to drink delicious cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider, Cider Riot! Cockrell Hard Cider, d’s Wicked Cider, Fierce County Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, One Tree Hard Cider, Ole Swede Cider, Portland Cider Company, Reverent Nat's Hard Cider, Schilling Hard Cider, Seattle Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co., Swift Cider, Tieton Cider Works and Whitewood Cider Co., just to name a few.

Yes, the Peaks and Pints Pacific Northwest Cider Invitational is a time to geek out on cider, but its aftermath will have you going home with a better appreciation of your own region’s cider culture and a better understanding of how, at least in the Pacific Northwest, how (happily) spoiled we really are.


Drunk Spelling B w/Double Mountain

Broken Spoke, 5 pm

Tacoma Beer Week at the Broken Spoke will have Double Mountain Brewery hosting a "drunk" Spelling B. As you know the Broken Spoke is a craft beer and wine location that specializes in cans only. This event we will feature some of Double Mountain Brewery's hard to find bottles. Plus we are pouring Hop Lion on draft.


Aloha Friday

North End Social Club, 5 pm

Dress to impress in your fave aloha gear! Delicious beer brought to you by 3 Magnets, Matchless, Fort George, and Reuben’s! Special musical guests...Champagne Sunday!

SATURDAY, AUG. 11TH


Broadway Center's BrewFiveThree: Tacoma's Beer & Music Festival

Theater on the Square, 1 pm

Tickets available at BroadwayCenter.org

Brew Five Three is Tacoma's Beer & Music Festival! Join Broadway Center for the Performing Arts for the sixth annual block party on Broadway on Saturday, August 11! Tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now. Save by buying in advance!

Enjoy 40 Washington brews & ciders, fabulous food trucks, and a showcase of great music at Brew Five Three: Tacoma's Beer & Music Festival!

Band Schedule:

Bryson Foster Band 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Candy Shoppe 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
BoobooLala 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

This is a 21+ Event; ID is required to enter, no exceptions. Failure to present valid ID will result in denial of entry without refund. A bag-check policy will be in place at the festival’s entrance at 9th Street and Broadway.

*Designated driver tickets do not include tasting glass or tokens; DDs will not be permitted to drink.


3rd Annual Sour Tummy

Edison City Alehouse, 12 pm

12 taps of the finest sour beer we can get our hands on! Food truck will also be here to satisfy all you hungry critters.

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